On Thursday, Jan. 27, Slate will be posting its Audio Book Club podcast on Amy Chua's controversial firestarter, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother . The participants will be Ann Hulbert, Hanna Rosin, and yours truly. (Here's Ann's review of the book , Hanna's essay on it in the Wall Street Journal , and my assessment of the Asian-American angle .)
For the February discussion, we're throwing it out to you: What book should
's Audio Book Club ponder and dissect next?
You can choose from among the following: Room , by Emma Donoghue; The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet , by David Mitchell; Foreign Bodies , by Cynthia Ozick; Life , by Keith Richards; Cleopatra , by Stacy Schiff.
Voting ends this Friday at 11:59 p.m. ET, so make your selections now!
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.